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Sunday, June 07, 2015      6 comments

Once again, I have quit smoking. It has been six days now and I'm glad I did it. My body started the process by getting a horrid cough while I was in Atlanta helping to care for my grandson who is almost one. After walking all over to enterta... Read more


Monday, March 30, 2015      5 comments

The coming days are supposed to be warm and sunny, but I'm sure we'll have more cool, rainy days. In the last few weeks, I washed some curtains to get out the smoky smell after my husband left rice cooking on the stove while we were gone. When ... Read more

Trying harder, trying differently

Thursday, February 19, 2015      1 comments

My continual effort to reach my goal of getting back under 200 pounds is being slowed down by how I manage to cheat. While I made it through Valentine's Day with only one piece of chocolate, I have begun to drink 2 glasses of wine instead of o... Read more

Dealing with new reality

Saturday, February 07, 2015      1 comments

My husband's mother went into the hospital in early November, then to a nursing home until early January, and is now in assisted-living. Our lives have become centered around her even more than before since we are the only family in town. When... Read more

First loss since Christmas

Sunday, January 11, 2015      3 comments

Eating correctly is becoming easier with each day. At my visit to the doctor, he said I had gained 5 pounds since two years ago. That was not a surprise, but I knew that most of that gain was recent and not permanent. Part of my plan for hand... Read more

Goals for 2015

Saturday, January 03, 2015      1 comments

This year brought a return to weighing consistently over 200 pounds for the first time in the last four years. I hate to see the numbers, but I have not been able to commit to eating differently. My plan for this year is to return to my former... Read more

frightened by weight gain

Tuesday, December 02, 2014      1 comments

Today I weighed more than I have in 5 years. My weight has held steady and now it isn't. My husband's mother had been in the hospital for two weeks and ended up in a nursing home last Monday. During this time, I have relived my mother's death... Read more

Memories of years ago

Monday, November 03, 2014      3 comments

On Halloween night back in 1974, I was at a friend's house eating from a large bowl of her children's candy and downing homemade rice krispie treats. The following day, I went to court and cried when I arrived back at my lonely rented house. A... Read more

maintaining in different circumstances

Thursday, October 16, 2014      2 comments

Three weeks ago I had gum surgery. For the first week, I allowed myself to eat ice cream every day. Normally, this is a special once-a-week treat during the summer. As I ate it every day, I felt afraid that I had broken the good habits that I... Read more

Looking back 5 years

Wednesday, September 17, 2014      3 comments

By using the tools on this site, I discovered that I now weigh within a couple of pounds of my weight in 2009. Back in 1997 when I weighed 283, I would never have believed that I could maintain nearly an 80-pound loss for five years. So, 204 i... Read more


Saturday, September 13, 2014      3 comments

Yesterday I weighed what I had before my anniversary and birthday celebrations. It feels good to find out I can regain control after eating sweets and having wine. More importantly, my cousin and two friends reminded me that being home is good... Read more


Monday, September 08, 2014      3 comments

My anniversary and bday are only 4 days apart. I have been on a non-stop overeating, wine-drinking celebration for the last 10 days which obviously means I pre and post-celebrated the events. My weight is nearly 3 pounds more than it's been. ... Read more

Judging women by their looks

Friday, August 15, 2014      5 comments

My daughter, my 9-year-old granddaughter and I had an interesting discussion yesterday about whether women should be valued for their looks that began with a contrast between Michelle Obama and Hilary Clinton. My daughter who is a lawyer believ... Read more

Not smoking, part 2

Friday, August 01, 2014      4 comments

Tomorrow will be 2 weeks since I quit smoking. I only weighed a half pound more when I weighed myself than I used to. The cravings stopped after a week. Whenever I had one, I would repeat out loud the reasons I wanted to quit: 1. heal easier ... Read more

not smoking

Saturday, July 26, 2014      4 comments

When my cousin decided to quit smoking last Friday, I decided I would also try. I tapered off from 4 on Wednesday to two on Thurs. and Friday, to one on Saturday. I have smoked on and off for the last 15 years, but seldom more than 7 a day and... Read more

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